The new boards are in! If you are interested in one please contact me for payment information. They are $35 shipped worldwide. Now with gold plating and looking great! All adapters are for use primarily for the Vampire V2 500 accelerator but also can be adapted for many others 68000 socket devices. The adapters come ready to use.
A pair of nice looking Amiga 4000 motherboards with some nice quality Panasonic caps, a custom battery holder and a few other minor fixes ready to head back home! If your looking to get boards done please feel free to get in touch. It takes some time to get them back, but getting them done is the most important thing you can do with your precious classics!
Many of you may have followed the progress on the A3640 accelerator I was repairing using one of the newly produced bare boards. I am proud to show off this one fully restored to like new condition and working perfectly! Its amazing to see one of these after I complete them. Its like a step back in the past when you could still buy new ones!
This will be offered as a service for $150 in the near future once I have a chance to get caught up on all the work you’ve all sent in to me! Send in a bad one (With a good 040 of course) and you get one of these in return. Yes I am working to get things done, but real life and health got in the way of repairs as it can do!
Trevor Dickinson of A-Eon Technology did a flattering post about me over on his blog. Thank you so much for this Trevor!
Read the original article here: http://blog.a-eon.biz/blog/
As many of you may (or may not) know the 20th Amiwest show is nearing fast! It will be out in Sacramento California as it is every year on October 19th through the 22nd. In preparation for this things will be a bit slow here this week and over the next couple weeks after. If you are going to be in town please come by and say hello to me as well during the show or at the banquet on Saturday night!
More info on this show can be found over at http://www.amiwest.net
My good friend John Hertell recently recreated the A3640 boards allowing those of us with the skill to repair them and build on a clean new board. Here is the first one I am working on for a customer. This is a great product and I should be able to do them as a one for one swap soon. Enjoy!
The finished board look very good too!
Its been awhile since I have made a post and I have a good reason for that. Many of you may not know this isn’t a full time job for me doing repairs, upgrades, recaps and other projects with classic machines. This is something I started doing on the side originally to help out some close friends and club members. As time went on and I saw a particular ebay seller offering recaps on Amiga systems that didn’t own any himself I thought I would open up my service more publicly. The decision to do this came when I saw the large numbers of dead machines resulting from work being done wrong on them!
The downside to this for me is I can only do it on my free time and when I am home. My full time career work is as a civilian engineering technician for the US department of the Navy. This takes me away from home quite often and as a result can make things being sent in for more larger and time consuming repairs take a long time, often several months. I do simple recaps and quick hour or less jobs ahead of the ones I know will take several hours or days of diagnostic and soldering as well since I do not want to get stuck leaving a longer one part complete when I go on travel for an assignment overseas or out of state.
Another factor of time is I do not charge anything up front. Why? Well because it goes back to the time it can take for me to finish, the low prices I charge for service (again this isn’t a full time job and I do it out of the love of the systems and the friendship in the community) so ordering parts and getting the funds to do more complex things comes directly from donations and payments of previous work. (Another reason I do the quicker jobs ahead of the longer ones).
Why am I rambling on about this in a post some may ask? Well to be honest I just want to make sure anyone visiting or sending something in understands that. I want to be completely transparent and fair. If I have a job in for you and its taking a lot longer than you would like, please let me know and I will try my best to get it out and home to you as fast as I can. I will also return anything that takes longer that you feel comfortable with at any time. I cant pay the entire shipping back in that situation, but I will be more than happy to pay it in part.
One last thing, keeping my prices as low as I can is something I insist on doing. I am flattered at the donation requests I have received in the past and have been asked if I would accept any others. If you feel that you want to do this in support of funding equipment and parts I would be greatly appreciative of it! Every single payment I get for the work I do goes right back into this. I take great pride in being able to fund this nearly all with payments for past work and my wife does too! Once again thanks for understanding and please feel free to contact me any time. I read all the comments I get and respond to all the feedback that comes through the contact tab on the page here!